I pack about two weeks' worth of market appointments into three days when I attend the JCK and Couture jewelry trade shows in Las Vegas. Needless to say, I spend a lot of that time trying on diamond rings. Nothing to sneeze at, but when I see a piece like this 14k gold cuff set with a giant boulder opal by Jamie Joseph the sight of so much saturated color is like a visual blood transfusion. This bracelet, was, without a doubt, the most impressive single piece of jewelry I saw over the course of those few days in June—and frankly, the entire year. I touted its wonderful "something blue" potential in a story about summer bridal jewelry options, but am pleased to give it top billing here.
Photo: Courtesy of Jamie Joseph